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Final: Grizzlies 99, Lakers 93

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — LOS ANGELES - The Lakers led after the first period and maintained a five-point advantage at the half. They played efficiently Wednesday despite Kobe Bryant not taking a shot for the first...
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Short-handed Lakers can't hold off Grizzlies

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – It’s understandable if these dark days of Lakers basketball have fans longing for an era that evoked a cheerier disposition. Wouldn’t it be nice, some are probably thinking, to...
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Long(shot) list of players fits within Steve Nash disabled exception

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash.
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Lakers assessing options for adding players

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – The pieces that would allow the Lakers to bolster their depleted roster by signing another player are quickly coming together.Despite being at the league maximum of 15 players on...
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Preview: Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers (3-11) have lost two straight after their first winning streak of the season (just a pair of victories).
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Lakers to sign Earl Clark, likely waive Xavier Henry

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The Lakers are reuniting with a former player but likely ending the tenure of one of their own.
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Lakers try to keep Kobe in top shape

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers are conducting something of a physiological experiment these days.The hypothesis: The effects of advanced age on an NBA player are better combated by reduced practice time...
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Lakers receive $4.85M injury exception for Nash

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — The NBA has awarded the Lakers a diabled player exception worth $4.85 million to compensate for the absence of Steve Nash, who will miss the season with recurring nerve issues in his back. The...
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Lakers awarded $4.85-million disabled player exception for Steve Nash

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The NBA on Tuesday awarded the Lakers a $4.85-million disabled player exception for injured point guard Steve Nash.
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Kobe Bryant empathizes with Xavier Henry over Achilles' tendon tear

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Xavier Henry's Achilles' tendon injury in the Lakers' practice on Monday brought Kobe Bryant right back to his own 2013 injury.
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Kobe Bryant's latest opponent: Fatigue in his legs

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Kobe Bryant’s shot keeps falling short, especially in the second half of recent games. He’s well aware of it.
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Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash express outrage on Ferguson decision

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On the heels of Monday's grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to charge a white police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, two Lakers took to...
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Former coach, GM Kundla, 98, foresees Lakers comeback

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — John Kundla is a longtime Lakers fan, and perhaps one of the most loyal members of Lakers Nation. He certainly is one of the oldest.So it’s understandable that the 98-year-old Minnesota resident...
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Lakers: Week 5 predictions

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers won back-to-back road games against the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, before getting smashed by the Dallas Mavericks. An overtime loss on Sunday at home to the Denver Nuggets gave...
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Lakers lose another player as Henry ruptures Achilles' tendon

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Lakers swingman Xavier Henry has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his left Achilles’ tendon Monday in practice.The injury occurred during a simple three-on-three drill,...
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Xavier Henry injured; officials suspect a ruptured Achilles tendon

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers guard/forward Xavier Henry suffered an injury to his left Achilles tendon in practice Monday, and team officials suspect that it's a rupture.
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Lakers' Xavier Henry believed to rupture Achilles tendon

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO -- Lakers swingman Xavier Henry could be out for the season after suffering what the team believes was a ruptured Achilles tendon Monday. The injury occurred during a game of...
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Five takeaways from Lakers' overtime loss to Denver

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The Lakers had their chances Sunday. But 37.1% shooting? Yuck. Here are five takeaways from their 101-94 overtime loss to Denver.
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Lakers' Week 4 in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers improved over Week 4, splitting half of their four games, including two on the road.
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Blog Articles

Lakers lose to Grizzlies, 99-93, but don't panic

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Bresnahan) — The last-place team in the Western Conference almost beat the first-place team Wednesday, almost the type of thing Mitch Kupchak alluded to three hours earlier.
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Road win against Wild comes just in time for Kings

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — Justin Williams had said Wednesday morning the Kings needed to defeat the Wild primarily for peace of mind about their ability to win on the road. He foresaw them having a "gung-ho start" that...
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Clippers beat Pistons, 104-98, but it isn't easy

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Broderick Turner) — So what if the Clippers were facing a three-win Detroit Pistons team.
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Sam Farmer's NFL Week 12 picks

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — Sam Farmer, The Times’ NFL writer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U=over/under). Last week’s record 11-4 (.735); season 113-62-1 (.646). Using point spreads...
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3 Points: Any downside to not practicing?

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (ESPNLosAngeles.com) — Each week, ESPN.com Lakers beat writer Baxter Holmes, along with ESPN.com NBA writers Ramona Shelburne and Arash Markazi, will weigh in on three questions that are on the minds of Los Angeles...
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Journalism professor's lessons live on

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Plaschke) — It was 37 years ago when we met, a frightened student and a rumpled teacher in an awkward moment that changed a life.
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Clippers hold off late charge by Pistons to win, 104-98

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Broderick Turner) — Chris Paul finished with 23 points and seven assists and Jamal Crawford had 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Clippers defeat the Detroit Pistons, 104-98, Wednesday night at...
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USC seniors anticipate their last game at Coliseum

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — USC linebacker Hayes Pullard wore his Crenshaw High jersey during practice Wednesday. The day before, tight end Randall Telfer wore his jersey from Rancho Cucamonga High.
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Grizzlies 99, Lakers 93: Paint story

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Baxter Holmes) — LOS ANGELES -- A valiant effort for the Los Angeles Lakers, but it still goes down as another loss in the record books. That said, the Western Conference’s worst played its best top pretty...
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The Garretts surely will be giving thanks

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — The game was 20 years ago, yet Jim Garrett remembers it as if it happened last week. After all, his stroke sapped the strength from his legs, but it didn't rob him of his memories.
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UCLA linemen look forward to the challenge of tough Stanford team

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Foster) — There is an eagerness that UCLA linemen — both defense and offense — have for Friday's game against Stanford in the Rose Bowl. This is the type of bump-and-grind moment they live for.
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Safety Anthony Jefferson rises with UCLA

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Foster) — The rise of safety Anthony Jefferson and the UCLA football program are on parallel tracks.
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Long(shot) list of players fits within Steve Nash disabled exception

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash.
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College football rankings: The Times' Super 16

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — Rankman can't think of any other place he'd rather be for the next two weeks — except Bora Bora. The first playoff season orchestra is heading toward a crescendo of crashing pads and marching band...
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Where losing really hurts, especially now for College Football Playoff

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — There is an interesting race taking place in the NFL that would get laughed out of college football's fun house.
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Alford preaches patience after Bruins loss to Oklahoma

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Zach Helfand) — — Getting back on defense, Kevon Looney shook his head and grimaced. Down by five points with 4 minutes 29 seconds left in the game, Looney had missed a pair of free throws.
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Hanley Ramirez claims he grew up as a player and a person with Dodgers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — Know how you can look back on a past relationship and mostly remember the good times? All hugs, no yells? How time allows you to paint a more satisfying picture, if a slightly fuzzier one?
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Preview: Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers (3-11) have lost two straight after their first winning streak of the season (just a pair of victories).
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